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24 March 2008

Historic house destroyed

An historic house in Waterford city was destroyed in a fire on Saturday evening. Gardai and four tenders from the Waterford City Fire Service attended the scene at Cathedral Square at 5.30pm, as...

24 March 2008

Dare to be different: Elm Park, Dublin

Bucholz McEvoy Architects’ Elm Park is a stunning 300m mixed-use, sustainable extension to Dublin, made all the more attractive by the charmless dross that surrounds it. The scrappy outskirts of Dublin are the...

23 March 2008

VHI plans to use former church as headquarters

The VHI is planning to develop new headquarters on top of the former Scots Presbyterian church hall on Abbey Street in Dublin city centre. The church will become the main entrance and foyer...

20 March 2008

Opening the door to better design

When Russell and Cliona Fitzsimons were looking for a new home for their growing family they viewed houses with extensions but were not impressed by what they saw. “We got very disillusioned because...

20 March 2008

Gormley announces 25m heritage grants

A range of heritage properties from Bantry House in Co Cork to Connolly’s Folly in Co Kildare are set to benefit from almost 25 million in grants announced by Minister for the Environment...

20 March 2008

Gormley Announces Substantial Increase in Funding for Conservation and Protection of Built Heritage

Mr. John Gormley, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, has announced a funding package amounting to almost 25 Million to support built heritage projects in 2008. The provision represents a...

20 March 2008

Ulster firms cry foul at contest clique

A group of Northern Ireland’s heavyweight commercial practices has called on the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) to scrap part of its competition design criteria as they believe a ‘select list’ is...

17 March 2008

Proposal to preserve Pigeon House chimneys rejected

Planners in Dublin City Council have rejected a proposal to preserve the Pigeon House chimneys at Poolbeg by adding them to the Record of Protected Structures (RPS), on the basis that they are...

15 March 2008

How to make cities work

Ireland doesn’t have good cities. An opinion, perhaps. Cities are the way of the future and must get better. That is a fact. And another fact, demonstrated by history, is that cities which...